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global radicals. it's raising serious questions of a decade of the war on terror. again . refused to comment on. all of this in the midst of syria's civil war with the government trying to keep the international agreement by finishing off the first of its chemical disarmament plus. people clashing with police on the streets of rome least six people also in the
program. cruising. to prison to the government. many of the reject the job opportunity is quote morally bankrupt. worldwide news live from moscow it's r t with me from all of us here the news team welcome to the program this year is on course to become the deadliest year of terror in history set to beat even two thousand and twelve fifteen thousand what's worse the most savage of the terror groups are all aligned with al qaeda twelve years after america global crusade against it this report goes to.
terrorist attacks have more thank. since two thousand and one when the u.s. began its war on terror the number of attacks and fatalities has reached a record high the national consortium for the study of terrorism and responses to terrorism estimates last year alone there were more than eight thousand five hundred terrorist attacks worldwide they killed more than fifteen thousand five hundred people across africa asia and the middle east you walk faces an incredible surge of violence this year they recorded six thousand civilian deaths here is how terrorists skyrocketed in iraq following the u.s. invasion in two thousand and three. the iraqi prime minister is here in washington he just said his nation is facing quote a war of genocide and that the revolutions in the region have made it worse. was a power vacuum was created another terrorist organizations were able to exploit
this and gaining ground they benefited from the fall of state structures terrorists now flocked to syria for safe haven and the firth of syria is from a deal between the opposition and the government the closer it is to becoming the failed state where al qaeda and groups similar to al-qaeda rule the day so as all these countries iraq syria libya face growing terror washington says they decimated al qaeda leadership and al qaeda is not as dangerous as before as a result of the enormous pressure we've put on the group we have eliminated all of al qaeda senior leadership in afghanistan and pakistan and because the current leaders about leaders of al qaeda core so worried about their personal safety they're far less able to plan attacks but the words don't match his numbers if anything during the years of washington's war on terror terror only grew in washington i'm going to. do in part two
a surgeon to radicalism in africa the number killed globally in terror attacks double between twenty eleven and twenty twelve iraq war veteran michael prysner he believes the first step to stopping all of this is simply shutting down the drone campaign. the first thing that would go on a really long way to changing that situation is closing down all of the u.s. military bases that are in over one hundred thirty countries around the world many of them muslim countries ending the regular drone strikes that take place on these countries and of course kind of a daily terrorism and acted by the united states against other countries through drones you know that there's this term that they use to justify all of this is termed american exceptionalism which of course is an offensive term to many people but its real meaning is that the exception is that the u.s. considers itself having the right to attack anybody in the world at any time to kill anybody in the world at any time to torture anybody in the world at any time
to arrest anybody in the world at any time that it to spy on anyone in the world at any time but that is that their definition of american exceptionalism which is driving this. here and also we spoke to a doctor while he'd far as the director of the future terrorism project he says bullets alone won't stop the terrorism the world itself must fight its ideological roots. the growth of the harvest production meaning there are many ideological schools indoctrinating radicalizing and creating a much wider demography of the harvest and then you have another structure that is or a variety of other jihadist groups in many countries who are recruiting so the pool is getting larger problem is that over the past few years the administration policy makers in the united states are not knowledge of the fact that behind that in addition to political issues that are diverse around the world there is one common
root which is the ideology so if you don't identify the ideology if you don't work with civil society if you don't work with moderates in the arab and muslim world and in other regions as well if you don't have a plan for that in addition to just sending drones and military operations we're not going to be able to stop recruitment to al qaida and others and also use the cross talk today setting its sights on america's use of drones in the lawless areas of pakistan a quick preview now of what's coming your way a bit later today. there's a ministration in the drone policy is really setting the precedent for other countries in how this evolution of warfare will continue to develop and i think we're setting a very bad precedent we may not be able to change what happens in the tribal areas of pakistan but we can change all you should know more about american policy there and we don't what we have to change u.s. policy because drones are not just in the purview of the u.s.
government agencies the drones are being sold to over seventy countries around the world by american companies it's really companies chinese companies and so if we allow the u.s. government to continue to use drones violating the sovereignty of other nations refusing to reveal to the american public and the international community what it's doing why it's doing it how it's doing it. we will be opening up the pandora's box to a world of total chaos and lawlessness. and i live from moscow as r.t. the israeli military refusing to confirm or deny reports that its warplanes have yet again breached syria's sovereignty and bomb targets there according to u.s. media reports citing a white house official the israeli air force attacked a military base storing a missile arsenal apparently destined for the lebanese group hezbollah now the incident happened near the port city of syria's town of latakia and it's not the
first time that israel has been blamed for blatantly ignoring international laws by launching air strikes in a sovereign state or similar attacks which the israeli leadership refused to confirm took place in january may and july of this year lawrence freeman from the executive intelligence review explained why tel aviv keeps on getting away with it . you do not have the right to it another sovereign nation and israel has done that and if we had a functioning government according to war. function according to war this would be condemned and israel would be reprimanded and forced to hades like a sovereign nation. it won't confirm but everybody knows they did it and that's the way they operate. and the only reason that is except it is because the president united states obama
allows you to occur otherwise you could not occur in the meantime syria has met the first deadline a number very ambitious plan to get rid of its toxic arsenal by the middle of next year a mission of international chemical inspectors have now all declared that the chemical arms production and mixing facilities have now all been destroyed and as artie's policy reports in the capital damascus it was a difficult and dangerous task certainly given the circumstances of war. dangerous and dirty that's how the nobel prize committee described the work of chemical weapons inspectors inside syria not to mention a brutally tight deadline october twenty five damascus provides a detailed plan of its chemical weapons stockpiles done october twenty seven foreign inspectors visited all declared sites missed and by today syria finishes destroying all equipment used in the production and mixing of poison gas and nerve
agents done yesterday we eliminate. whatever we can but you know this is a very complicated process complications fueled by so-called security concerns and that's the reason why one deadline already has been missed one of the biggest problems the team faces is how to access sites in rebel controlled areas so far the rebels have been unwilling to cooperate foreign inspectors have managed to visit twenty one of twenty three sites and although they haven't verbally blamed the rebels damascus insists it's doing its share until now. those. sites being visited are under government control and we hope those who are controlling. the group still them to implement what they are expected to implement it's the most difficult mission ever undertaken by the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons destroying a country's chemical weapons stockpile in the midst of a civil war. syria actually stopped producing chemical weapons in one thousand nine
hundred eight as a possessed alternatives that can be a strategic substitution and are not in conflict with international law but none of this answers the reason why foreign inspectors are in damascus in the first place a chemical attack on august twenty first in which hundreds of people were killed off two rockets with sarin gas were fired at damascus as suburbs those responsible are still at large the next deadline in the destruction of syria's chemical weapons program is the middle of next year by then damascus must have destroyed or removed its entire stockpile and ambitious timeline in very difficult circumstances policy r.t. damascus. now the destruction of the chemical equipment means the country can no longer produce new toxic weapons but it still has to get rid of more than one thousand tons of chemicals that already exist and here about see we spoke to a middle east analyst shot a minute or one day she believes the syrian government will be massively relieved
when all of its chemical weapons are destroyed. there is that evidence that rebels have some their hands on some chemical weapons we've certainly seen in iraq and turkey rebels being apprehended with chemical agents components of chemical weapons in their possession. really important point and this is something i heard from a syrian government official earlier this year the syrian government has first some time now viewed chemical weapons as a liability and a burden precisely for these reasons because potentially rebels could get their hands on small amounts of these chemical agents and use them across the border in israel or turkey to then justify a military attack against the syrian government so they have been quite pleased that the international community is come together to in fact to rid them of these weapons so that excuse no longer exists it's good to have you with us here on r.t. today the best line of defense is a good offense the tactic that could be adopted by edward snowden it was about i
will get the chance to testify against the n.s.a. spying scandal with that story just ahead for you. also coming your way for greener pastures gone sour the european financial crisis hits the migrants in italy leaving thousands out in the streets without a job. in britain sometimes being too good at committing crimes can actually secure your future especially if you're a hacker it's off to has been revealed now that the newly formed u.k. cyber defense unit is looking for reinforcements but from the ranks of its convicted anime's shedding some light. the life and times of. britain from cruising through cyberspace to banged up in prison to what can for the government as details of the u.k.'s proposed defense pools mudge officials
admit that considering hiring convicts it's just all the implications right in black and white that it's ok for governments to have people but if people had governments it's a cry most of. us convey to depok he paid the price and is now studying computer science soon he'll be looking for a job but he will be looking to the government think it's quite. on the government doesn't try to hire for two. years because i don't feel that people would still be. state sponsored religion i think they should be trained you can feel it's security for everyone trying to help governments to reach the full summit presumably based on intelligence from m i six and the plan is to get g c h q the communications agency to help train up the. volume of the revelations that you know
. this isn't it doesn't exactly have the best reputation at the moment but maybe the woods national security have become tons about just. given all the. stories of the past year it's quite difficult to buy into just. national security especially when national security seems to be so often the basic civil liberties experts say even the name is a misnomer. it's a cyber wars where you just. have a touch capabilities to. have strikes on any foreign power perceived as a threat if the future of walls is in. it's. still just taking a government salary for its. reporting right here on the program we continue to stay with britain. we were on the ball again there was
a problem. in the nobody wanted to do anything a whistleblower tells me just how alone she now feels after lifting the widespread abuse at the nursing home where she worked that's one of the many stories still ahead for you here. recently a u.n. report an investigation by human rights groups make it abundantly clear obama's drone policies may constitute war crimes under international law the white house dismisses these claims it would appear washington reserves the exceptional right to murder with impunity.
he's. joining us here on our show in moscow to rome we go where six people including four police officers. were injured during a street protest hundreds turned out for a rally to demand better social housing conditions the police used tear gas in response to eggs bottles and smoke bombs being lobbed at them a journalist though he was at the protest he says the people are desperate to be
heard and some of them even think that the only way to be heard is by employing the use of violence so what i saw is that there were some people. who came to the demonstration with the helmets and so i think that intention was really to start to fight with the police and to have peaceful protests i think the police the situation correctly their only hostile act was to smoke bombs but only because they had been attacked by the protesters and i think what happened is very symbolic. right now in the nation the government isn't really much caring about it because they think they have bigger issues like vive out of the government itself and you can read the report our special report from the midst of the unrest in rome on our web site the details and the latest snapshots standing by for you right now just a click away. housing problems may have driven hundreds of italians
into the streets in protest yet thousands of migrants in the country the street is the only home they have and you are lucky few who are provided with accommodation often regret they ever moved to italy in the first place. went to meet some of them . some call it a city within a city others a refugee ghetto it's like we're still in africa refugees from four african countries over twelve hundred people all crammed inside a former university building in room now known as palace meeting. here. weren't allowed to film inside the room spread dr treating the refugees agreed to describe the conditions they were. there thirty five tabs and thirty five showers and eighty percent of them need to be repaired the beds are all seen in
very bad condition actually a lot of people sleep in the cardboard thousands of refugees have been flocking to italy mainly across the mediterranean in search of a better life but the country's only economic problems including the worst recession since the second world war provide very little opportunity at the same time. obliges all refugees to stay in the country where they receive asylum those who manage to avoid registration go further north as illegals but those who don't walk or shelters are running out of space for all the newcomers without a job or even a place to sleep where do you go for the majority is the train stations the meeting point for possible work or some carriage during the day and makeshift shelter at night which is one of the best song sometimes immigrants from different countries fight each other like the albanians and those from bangladesh for example don't want this area they may get out there there are a lot of them here various nationalities. at first they came from southern
countries now also from eastern want the whole region is full of immigrants. or it is in gadget a very strong activity but live along well also you must be. solve this problem the e.u. has pledged to give an additional thirty million euros for italy to build more shelters for the refugees but it's on lake release will help create new jobs or ease the floor the immigrants all together. forty. always a lot more stories on the web site at r.t. dot com including for this hour an explosive announcement as pentagon officials say they need they will need billions of dollars to keep america's nuclear arsenal not just up to date but out of danger as well. and dressed to impress the world's most beautiful women put their national gifts under the hammer it's a charity auction here in moscow and those details and pictures at r.t.
dot com. now while the u.s. justice system may be after edward snowden the former n.s.a. contractor might very well be the first to make a legal strike through a german inquiry just a few moments ago i spoke to r.t. is arena going to. according to the member of the german parliament edward snowden is still willing to come to germany and testify against n.s.a. of course that is the story that is being told by the opposition member of the german parliament who has met with mr snowden in moscow on thursday of course at this point n.s.a. in germany find himself in sort of hot water considering the fact that it has been revealed that in this day has been listening to the phone private conversation full private phone conversations all german chancellor angela merkel that is of course edward snowden is said that he's willing to come only if there are certain conditions which are going to be met it is probably useful to remember that germany was one of those many states who have refused to plea for asylum which he has made
earlier this year the russian president and edward snowden has been living here every since said this summer and according to the russian lawyer that you can see and he has just been granted a job at one of russia's top computer companies as a technical specialist however we do not know which company that is because of course of the security measures. time here of the program let's go to open it up a human rights activists are calling for the arrest of former u.s. vice president dick cheney while he's on the wrong charges they accuse cheney of war crimes and overseeing torture programs in iraq afghanistan. and secret cia locations all over the world as a un convention against torture is obliged to investigate. and prosecute those found guilty. hundreds of people on the streets of rio de janeiro protesting against recent crackdowns on the demonstrators at mass rallies the protests stage
performances. as corpses as well because the police should be using a type. of brazil has recently been plagued by. government protests . a highly sophisticated. drug smuggling tunnel connecting san diego california and mexico has been discovered by u.s. authorities more than eight tons of marijuana almost one hundred fifty kilograms of cocaine the wall seized at the site the tunnel was said to have been built by a notorious mexican cartel though since two thousand and eight more than seventy five such tunnels are being discussed. now taking good care of senior citizens is the main duty of nursing homes but one south of london has folded far short of that goal its manager has been found guilty of overseeing quote institutionalized abuse leading to the death of at least five pensioners and as aussies now reports there
are fears that a culture of abuse could actually be widespread we're here in west sussex right in front of a care home now up until two years ago it was operated by a private group called southern cross it was called the orchid view care home and wouldn't this quiet part of west sussex it was the center of much controversy when in two thousand and eleven it was shut down after he had violated eight essential guidelines of the care quality commission or c.q. see a recent coroner's report also found that there was institutionalized abuse throughout the whole over here and also the coroner ruled that neglect had led to the deaths of five elderly people there were instances of wrong dose of medicine being given to residents or calls the need more generally just a low standard of care be given but none of these would have come to light if not for the decision of one of their staff to blow the whistle on what was going on inside it was a very tough decision i didn't come home and do it lightly it is the wrong thing to do and they all ring the place. but and i just the why couldn't going to work every
day. you know we were saying time and time again there was a problem and. you know nobody wanted to do anything lisa martin was working as a this is administrative manager at all good of you she lifted the lid of what was going on did there and her actual lead to an inquest and eventual closure of the home she was later made redundant that's something she didn't expect and she's been looking for a job since how do you survive right without. my kind job seekers and my father paying my mortgage and my children. are you happy about the fact that what you did is leading to some sort of change in the entire industry yeah of course yeah yeah i think it needs to be tightened up. i think you know and i think there needs to be a you know some something for whistle if you do that you know here is your support
network not thank you very much you know you get on with it now the chief of the social care services are already laid out to set new guidelines to what spec monitor would regulate care homes and a public consultation is expected to take place sometime in the spring two thousand and fourteen but it may be a tough battle as lisa martin pointed out but what she knew back then and blew the whistle long was just the tip of the iceberg and that it may take more whistleblowers to reveal the extent of the problems. right that well we are coming to you live from moscow was a pleasure to have you with us today up next sophie cope with one of her latest exclusive diffuse thank you for watching. all. wealthy british style sign. sometimes splits by.
markets why not just come to. find out what's really happening to the global economy with mike stronger for a no holds barred look at the global financial headlines tune in to kaiser report. well all told you my language as well but i will only react to situations as i have read the reports so i'm likely to put the no i will leave them to the state department to comment on your latter point of the month to say. mr k.l.a. car is on the docket no. thank you no more weasel words when you need a direct question be prepared for a change when you punch be ready for a battle freedom of speech and a little down to freedom to cost. hello
welcome to sophie. shevardnadze and it's a spying on millions of those of thirty five world leaders has been called unacceptable by some of america's closest allies that says even more leaks are expected to surface released by edward snowden before he wanted to hiding in russia what drives the governments in their reaction societies to without them today we're talking to an anarchist. government struggle to make decisions and find solutions. real to practice what they preach representatives of the people.